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trophy* TROPHY-ZILLA - Tri For a Cause's founder/director Henry Praska, who is a totally cool guy, sent us a great photo (L) of his event's awesome new, huge Team Championship trophy. It was donated to TFC by studette cyclist / two-time cancer survivor Lee Penn. That's her in the photo after she won that Bad Boy trophy. To learn more about TFC, it's Team Championship competition and the inspiring story of how this great trophy found it's way to this event, link HERE.

* IT'S ALIVE !

It's ALIVE! The North Mankato Lives On!

Contrary to popular urban legend, the North Mankato triathlon is alive and kicking! After a tumultuous few months after the former race director stepped down last summer, Mark Bongers and Final Stretch, Inc have picked up the sprint tri and will be presenting the perennial favorite in its 15th year on June 30th - July 1st! Final Stretch is well known around ...

Jack Sparrow & Habanero Diaphoresis...

pirateCroixathlon VII Preview - Between 2006 and 2011, Sara Zimmermann-White, for whom it is difficult to fit her entire name on applications and credit card slips, didn't do any tris. She was busy making babies. Luke and Lucy. They're so dang cute!

Since most of Minnesota's multisport practitioners adopted the lifestyle after '06, few remember how talented Sara, a chronic smiler, was. Those who do remember her might recall that she has been a member of Team Minnesota on more than one occasion and that she was no stranger to the podium. Heck, she has even won a few races along the way, like Brewhouse back in 2000....

Pregnant Women, Futbol Hooligans & Fatherhood...

sergio(Photo - An Argentinian Futbol fanatic guy named Sergio and his offspring. He and countryman Martin, pronounced "Marteen," have done the RochesterFest Olympic the last two years clad in full soccer hooligan regalia.)

RochesterFest Coverage - It's true that some preggers women actually glow. These girls radiate happiness and contentment, which makes them beautiful to look at and be around, even though their bellybuttons poke out in a sorta disturbing way.

We know that this pregnantic glowage phenonmenon (PGP) is real because we witnessed it firsthand at RochesterFest last Sunday. The PGP girl in question is Kyla Blazek, who is due in two weeks and is as big as a Volkswagon. Her size and poked-out bellybutton and readiness to pop at any moment were not enough to keep her out of the race. Heck, she'd done Trinona Sprint the week before. FYI, we doubt that she'll race next week, but who knows, maybe she will....

Ross' Peeps....

ross(Photo - Petrified of vermin, Brianna saw a mouse just seconds before this photo was taken.)

Lake Minnetonka Coverage - Four-time LMT winner Brett Lovaas was first out of T2. He was followed shortly thereafter by superstar fifty-genarian Tony Schiller, also a past champion here. Then Sam Janicki, looking sleek after his recent full-body Brazilian and clad in an 80s vintage black Speedo.

And then came Brooks Grossinger.

"Which one of these guys is gonna win," a guy asked spectating Ross Weinzierl, who was wearing really cool cargo pants.

"Brooks. No doubt." Ross' words carried no hint of equivocation....

An Unoffical Championship...

janlauraann(Photos L - R - Fast girls Jan, Laura and Ann.)

Lake Minnetonka Triathlon - We'd like to think of this year's Lake Minnetonka Triathlon as our state's 2012 Women's Masters Tri

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